Mount Vernon, WA

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Population

33,787

1.2% growth

Median Age

34.7


Median Household Income

$52,267

6% growth

Poverty Rate

17.5%


Number of Employees

15,339

7.72% growth

Median Property Value

$221,000

7.02% growth

About

In 2017, Mount Vernon, WA had a population of 33.8k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $52,267. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mount Vernon, WA grew from 33,388 to 33,787, a 1.2% increase and its median household income grew from $49,307 to $52,267, a 6% increase.

The population of Mount Vernon, WA is 57.3% White Alone, 34.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.85% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Mount Vernon, WA speak a non-English language, and 85.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mount Vernon, WA are Skagit Valley College (1,383 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Mount Vernon, WA is $221,000, and the homeownership rate is 60.5%. Most people in Mount Vernon, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Mount Vernon, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Mount Vernon, WA employs 15.3k people. The largest industries in Mount Vernon, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,238 people), Retail Trade (2,020 people), and Manufacturing (1,939 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,587), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,052), and Wholesale Trade ($51,782).

Median household income in Mount Vernon, WA is $52,267. Males in Mount Vernon, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Mount Vernon, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,267

2017 value

± $2,653

6%

1 Year Growth

± 8.24%

Households in Mount Vernon, WA have a median annual income of $52,267, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,307 in 2016, which represents a 6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mount Vernon, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9527

  2. Census Tract 9523.02

  3. Census Tract 9526

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mount Vernon, WA was Census Tract 9527 with a value of $81,630, followed by Census Tract 9523.02 and Census Tract 9526, with respective values of $64,688 and $64,327.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mount Vernon, WA (5.74k out of 32.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,297 ± 407

  2. Hispanic

    2,899 ± 433

  3. Other

    1,795 ± 367

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mount Vernon, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

15.3k

2017 Value

± 917

7.72%

1 Year growth

± 7.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mount Vernon, WA grew at a rate of 7.72%, from 14.2k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mount Vernon, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,596 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,433 people), and Management Occupations (1,222 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mount Vernon, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mount Vernon, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,596 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,433 people), and Management Occupations (1,222 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mount Vernon, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.5 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.92 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mount Vernon, WA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($83,359), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($81,012), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.3k

2017 Value

± 917

7.72%

1 Year growth

± 7.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mount Vernon, WA grew at a rate of 7.72%, from 14.2k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mount Vernon, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,238 people), Retail Trade (2,020 people), and Manufacturing (1,939 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mount Vernon, WA, though some of these residents may live in Mount Vernon, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Mount Vernon, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,238 people), Retail Trade (2,020 people), and Manufacturing (1,939 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mount Vernon, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.05 times higher than expected), Construction (1.41 times), and Manufacturing (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mount Vernon, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($88,587), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,052), and Wholesale Trade ($51,782).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.2B) and Gasoline ($28.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.4% of the population of Mount Vernon, WA has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 27.1% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Mount Vernon, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Mount Vernon, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.6%

Uninsured

37.5%

Employer Coverage

27.1%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

1.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mount Vernon, WA declined by 19.4% from 13.2% to 10.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mount Vernon, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Mount Vernon, WA is home to a population of 33.8k people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Mount Vernon, WA residents were born outside of the country (6.42k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mount Vernon, WA is composed of 19.4k White Alone residents (57.3%), 11.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (34.3%), 963 Asian Alone residents (2.85%), 834 Two or More Races residents (2.47%), 510 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.51%), 428 Black or African American Alone residents (1.27%), 56 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.166%), and 35 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.104%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mount Vernon, WA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mount Vernon, WA was 34.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Mount Vernon, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Mount Vernon, WA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    6.42k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Mount Vernon, WA residents (6.42k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mount Vernon, WA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

85.7%

2017 Citizenship

85.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.7% of Mount Vernon, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mount Vernon, WA was 85.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    19.4k ± 618

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.6k ± 1.35k

  3. Asian Alone

    963 ± 213

In 2017, there were 1.67 times more White Alone residents (19.4k people) in Mount Vernon, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k Hispanic or Latino and 963 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Mount Vernon, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Mount Vernon, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Mount Vernon, WA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Mount Vernon, WA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    687 ± 166

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    443 ± 156

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    321 ± 109

Mount Vernon, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Mount Vernon, WA awarded 1,383 degrees. The student population of Mount Vernon, WA is skewed towards women, with 2,276 male students and 2,810 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mount Vernon, WA are White (974 and 72.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (152 and 11.4%), Asian (93 and 6.95%), and Two or More Races (40 and 2.99%).

The largest universities in Mount Vernon, WA by number of degrees awarded are Skagit Valley College (1,383 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mount Vernon, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (414 and 29.9%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (131 and 9.47%), and Registered Nursing (68 and 4.92%).

The median tuition costs in Mount Vernon, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,800 and $4,300 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 31 degrees awarded

  2. 414 degrees awarded

  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Mount Vernon, WA was Physical Sciences with 31 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Mount Vernon, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,383 degrees awarded

$3,800

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Mount Vernon, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Skagit Valley College with 1,383 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

477

Degrees Awarded to Men

906

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 477 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mount Vernon, WA, which is 0.526 times less than the 906 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    974 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    152 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    93 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mount Vernon, WA were to White students. These 974 degrees mean that there were 6.41 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 152 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mount Vernon, WA was $221,000 in 2017, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $206,500 to $221,000, a 7.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Mount Vernon, WA is 60.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mount Vernon, WA have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mount Vernon, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$52,267

Median Household Income

± $2,653

12k

Number of Households

± 719

In 2017, the median household income of the 12k households in Mount Vernon, WA grew to $52,267 from the previous year's value of $49,307.

The following chart displays the households in Mount Vernon, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$221,000

2017 Median

± $10,118

$206,500

2016 Median

± $10,063

In 2017, the median property value in Mount Vernon, WA grew to to $221,000 from the previous year's value of $206,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mount Vernon, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mount Vernon, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Mount Vernon, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mount Vernon, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

60.5%

2017 Homeownership

59.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.5% of the housing units in Mount Vernon, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mount Vernon, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mount Vernon, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mount Vernon, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mount Vernon, WA have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.56% of the workforce in Mount Vernon, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.4%

  2. Carpooled

    15.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mount Vernon, WA was Drove Alone (74.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.2%) and those who Worked At Home (5.35%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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